The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE has been awarded Norwegian Car of the Year 2019. Eight expert jurors voted for Jaguar’s first electric vehicle (EV) against eight other finalists, including the Volvo V60, Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus.
The jury, which included a racing driver and industrial designer as well as automotive journalists, evaluated all aspects of each vehicle’s performance, and were impressed with I-PACE’s driving dynamics, range and premium feel. Seven of the eight voted the I-PACE as the winner.
Espen Stensrud, Lead Juror for Norway Car of the Year, said Jaguar deserves a lot of respect for its debut electric vehicle. The I-PACE sets the standard for premium feel and quality, while ride, handling, range and design are its greatest strengths, he added.
Nick Rogers, Executive Director for Product Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover, said the Jaguar I-PACE winning Car of the Year award in the world’s most competitive electric vehicle market is a brilliant achievement.
It may be noted that the British EV has had a profound impact in the Norwegian market, more than doubling Jaguar sales there in the last six months.